"When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day, when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking–the first in his life. She told him that he would have to go outside himself and find a switch for her to hit him with.
The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”
All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone.
And the mother took the boy into her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because if violence begins in the nursery one can raise children into violence.””
This is a critical moment in the politics of transness & the U.S. military. Don’t get conned by the neoliberal “inclusion” rhetoric.
The United States military is an evil, violent institution that murders people and destabilizes legitimate governments in the interests of profit and American hegemony. THE QUESTION OF TRANS MILITARY PARTICIPATION IS NOT ONE OF TRANS “EQUALITY,” IT’S ONE OF TRANS COMPLICITY. Stances that calls for anything less than the complete dismantling of the military, imperialism, and United States hegemony have nothing to do with “equality,” they are a tacit endorsement of everything that the military does and stands for.
I’m going to take Spanish classes.
I’m really fed up with being unable to communicate with parts of the community I’m from and left out of.
[28/∞] songs: Ciara (Feat. Nicki Minaj) - I’m OutNow tell me, do my ladies run this?
Not even Hammer can touch this.
WHAT GAVE PEOPLE THE IDEA THAT “Boys aren’t dramatic haha hang with them to avoid drama they’re so chill” LIKE WHO MADE THAT UP. WHO SAID THAT. BOYS ARE SOOO DRAMATIC ALL OF THE TIME WHERE ARE YOU GETTING YOUR INFORMATION. YOU’RE WRONG.
La Etimología de Jot@/El Palacio de Lecumberri
Un origen posible de las palabras “joto” y “jota” esta basado en la historia del Palacio de Lecumberri, mejor conocido como el Palacio Negro. El Palacio de Lecumberri, ubicado en la Ciudad de México, es actualmente El Archivo General de la Nación. Originalmente fue construido como penitenciaria en 1900 y se convierto en El Archivo Nacional en 1976. Todo los crimines alojados fueron alocados a diferentes áreas dependiendo de su crimen. Cada área tenía asignada una letra del abecedario. Los hombres que cometieron el “crimen” de homosexualidad fueron alocados en el área “J”. Pasando el tiempo, cada vez que se referían a los habitantes del área J, simplemente les llamaba las “Jotas” o “Jotos” por la letra asignada.
Me w/o glasses